An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every shared package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers handling the very same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.